Grateful Dead Live at St. Paul Auditorium on 1973-02-17
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The Promised Land
Looks Like Rain
Box Of Rain
Wave That Flag
Beat It On Down The Line
Me And Bobby McGee
They Love Each Other
Playing In The Band
You Ain't Woman Enough
Here Comes Sunshine ->
China Cat Sunflower ->
I Know You Rider
Around And Around
Not Fade Away ->
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad ->
Not Fade Away
One More Saturday Night
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|The Promised Land|
|Looks Like Rain|
|Box Of Rain|
|Wave That Flag|
|Beer Barrel Polka|
|Beat It On Down The Line|
|Me And Bobby McGee|
|They Love Each Other|
|Playing In The Band|
|//You Ain't Woman Enough|
|Here Comes Sunshine ->|
|China Cat Sunflower ->|
|I Know You Rider|
|Around And Around|
|Not Fade Away ->|
|Goin' Down The Road//Feeling Bad ->|
|Not Fade Away|
|One More Saturday Night|
Patch Info: The following songs are patched from SBD->?->Cassette->CD
Bird Song, BIODTL, Loose Lucy, Me And Bobby McGee & Stella Blue
-- Thanks to Matt Smith for the patch source
-- Some pops and level problems fixed with Cool Edit Pro v2.0
-- This still isn't perfect, but it's a lot better and complete
- 2008-04-28 21:12:00
- CD -> Samplitude Professional v7.02 -> FLAC
- St. Paul, MN
- Run time
- Transferred by
- Charlie Miller
- St. Paul Auditorium
Subject: This Was the First Show at Venue
Subject: Episodic Dead
c-freedom pretty much nails it but I will color in some other details.
In the first set there are numerous technical problems, one epic one during LL Rain which I have to surmise was intentional, you'll know what I mean, and tape cuts throughout the show. Not sure what they were doing at the board this night.
Probably dancing their tails off.
I titled this review episodic Dead and for good reason, except for the PITB, which is excellent and features outstanding playing by Phil, there are no long jams between songs. The band delivers six new songs in the first set alone but the material is played increasing better as the night progresses and the band is firing on all cylinders with Phil really standing out.
I will note in the He's Gone that the band reveals the greatest to come of the path through the looking glass, that would vault this song to greatness, as the band clearly already knows this song will become a launch pad to epic weaving of jams and songs later in the year.
They get the Minnesotan crowd fired up when they do a full out Beer Barrel Polka which features some excellent drumming from Billy.
Set two features more new material tossed with classic older material that is played more like the spring of 1971 and it starts with a sweet HC Sunshine which transitions perfectly into China Cat Sunflower that explodes into a rollicking I know You Rider. The audience is completely enthralled at its finish.
A raucous Around, filled with epic Bob screams, and then they go completely old school with a killer set ending NFA>GDTRFB>NFA Saturday Night and a full throttle Casey Jones encore.
Jerry breaks out the whah whah petal for GDTRFB and it is scorching.
As I mentioned Phil and Jerry are exceptional the entire show. I give the show a 4 due to the bad cuts, technical problems in the first set and the sound quality is a off and on in the first set and sadly distortion does plagues this show when the screaming gets loud.
Onto the International Amphitheater in Chi Town kids.
Subject: Anyone who sings a tune so sweet, is passing by
Bobby's voice very strong for Looks Like Rain and later on Me & Bobby McGee (like Jerry's backing vocals on Bobby McGee)
A nice Bird Song in the 1st set goes right along with every other tune from this era in just having a very laid back sound.
I had worn out my tape of Dane Coliseum back in the day so it good to hear another show from this Winter tour.
Not sure what else you would want from Loose Lucy it is not a particularly profound tune but it has a nice Chuck Berry type rhythm to it.
How would you distinguish the best LUCY ever? This one seems just fine as far as I can tell.
Stella Blue in 1st set . (Yes it works and it would have helped this tune out in the later years to not always have been slotted in the post drumz Jerry ballad slot.) Well anyway Jerry's vocals here are nothing short of amazing.
El Paso -Bob has this one down!
T.L.E.O -another instant classic Dead tune always loved to hear this at a show. A song with built in good vibes.
Playing-This song just worked as a 1st set closer but in later years it hardly ever appeared in the 1st set which is too bad because it is such an open ended tune it primes everyone for the 2nd set with it's wide open exploration that comes back to earth with the Playin' reprise.
Nice Truckin to open Second Set followed by the always mellow Row Jimmy.
This show seems to get slowed down by onstage sound issues. Dane has a stronger Second set but this is still very sweet.
Donna just slays me with YOU AIN'T WOMAN ENOUGH and sounds fine on HERE COMES SUNSHINE!
A whiplash transition into China> Rider.
What warmth this must have brought to the twin cities in February.
Subject: GREAT 73 SHOW
Subject: Pretty good show.
Subject: What a great tape
This was my favorite tape when I was a kid. Here Comes Sunshine, Loose Lucy, and China Rider. I must have listened to this show two hundred times. What a treat to hear it again and being a Charlie Miller mix is just awesome.
Subject: Good Show
I find myself listening to '73 shows more and more. This, while it isn't the best of the year, is a fun, lively show with decent song selections. I especially like the early versions of TLEO with that funky beat. Loose Lucy, on the other hand, still needed a bit of work. The low point for me were the choruses on Sunshine... painful, Donna, just painful.
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live" February 17, 1973 at the St. Paul Auditorium, St. Paul MN, U.S.A.
5 Stars for mix
5 Stars for recording
5 Stars for Performance
5 Stars for Charlie Miller & Matt Smith
As with almost all GRATEFUL DEAD shows on the IA including this show, I recommend using your equalizer during playback for optimal sound. The Internet Archive recommends RealPlayer for streaming and downloading for users of Windows XP.
Very "Classy" show from 1973. Download worthy, dont' miss it.
I highly recommend adding this show to your 1973 GRATEFUL DEAD collection. Get it while you can, get it while it's free, get it now or you'll surely be sorry.
The GRATEUFL DEAD are very well rehearsed. They perform effortlessly and flawlessly. Wow! St. Paul got real lucky this night...I wish I was at this GRATEFUL DEAD show.
Twentyeight songs to take your troubles away. If you listen to this show from begining to end it will make you feel better.
Bill Graham knew these guys were something very special. How he knew is a mystery, maybe it was the ticket sales?
This show has some real special treats like: BOX OF RAIN, LOOSE LUCY, THEY LOVE EACH OTHER, BIG RIVER, YOU AIN'T WOMAN ENOUGH, HERE COMES SUNSHINE.
I think Donna actually sings "You Ain't Woman Enough" better than Loretta Lynn. And that is sayin' something. I love Loretta Lynn, and I am sure Donna does too.
This is a "MUST HAVE" show for collectors of 1973 GRATEUFL DEAD shows. Download it for your acrhive.
Eat, Drink, be Merry and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.
Thanks for the Love.
PS: Thank you Mr. Miller and Mr. Smith. Along with the GRATEFUL DEAD, and the Internet Archive You've changed the world. I am in awe. Keep up the good work. We are looking forward to seeing/hearing more of your talent/work in the future.
It's nice to know there are people like Charlie Miller and Matt Smith in the world. Charlie, Matt you make the world a better place to live in man,...do you know that?
Subject: Strong 73 show